Computing - The Whiteoak Way
'Technology is the wings that will allow the educational world to fly further and faster than ever before.'
At the Whiteoak Academies, we strive to inspire and foster curiosity in every child. We aim for our children to flourish in the 21st century and seek to prepare them to help create the future so that they can be autonomous, independent users of computing technologies ready for jobs that do not exist yet, the technologies that do not exist yet and problems that we do not know are problems yet. Therefore, we know and understand that we need to grow strong foundations of confidence in the fundamental skills in every child, to not only become confident users of technology but to become creative, passionate users in any field they may choose in our ever changing digital world.
We recognise that Information and Communications Technology is an important tool in both the society we live in and the process of teaching and learning. At the Whiteoak Academies, children learn to possess a wide range of knowledge and skills across a variety of programmes, software, platforms and devices in the aim that we enable them to embrace and utilise ICT in a safe and socially responsible way. Furthermore, we seek to give our children the tools to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly, creatively and with discrimination. Our children also learn how to employ computing technology to enable rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of sources, to support learning across the curriculum and to ensure that our curriculum is accessible to every child.
Our computing curriculum is split into three different strands centred around the National Curriculum: Digital Literacy, Computer Science and Information Technology. This ensures that throughout their time at the Whiteoak Academies, every child will have experienced a high-quality computing curriculum that equips them to use creativity and computational thinking so that they become digitally literate individuals ready to safely embrace new possibilities and tackle the challenges of our modern world.
'Those who can imagine anything, can create the impossible.'